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'Tis the Season!

‘Tis the Season! For joy and celebration!

Including family fun, and gift giving for all! Create special memories and find the perfect gift at Vancouver’s top attractions!

Christmas in Vancouver wouldn’t be complete without a visit to at least one of our iconic holiday experiences!  On the North Shore, both Grouse Mountain and Capilano Suspension Bridge are must visits!  Buy tickets for both through www.vancouverattractions.com and save 20% !  Santa, and his reindeer have taken up residence at The Peak of Vancouver, and the skating pond is open for the season!  Add a hot chocolate around the outdoor firepit and you’ve got a perfect mountain top winter day.  Just down the hill, be dazzled, awed, and inspired by the hundred’s of thousands of lights decorating the Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights event.  So beautiful.  Combine your visits with a perusal of the gift shops at these attractions, fantastic local, seasonal and activity appropriate options, and not a mall in sight!!  If you are local, book your tickets directly with Capilano Suspension Bridge and receive your BC Resident Pass, unlimited visits for an entire year.

Burnaby Village Museum is back with their wonderful, and traditional, Heritage Christmas.  Beautiful seasonal displays and lovely lights make this experience one not to be missed.  Plenty of hands-on opportunities for the kids to recreate vintage holiday crafts and games, and the Ice Cream Parlor features hot chocolate and seasonal treats!  There’s no charge to enjoy this delightful holiday celebration.

Sea to Sky Gondola, offers a whole host of seasonal activities, from visits with Santa, decorated walks on the snowy trails, snow shoeing and exceptional treats in the Summit Lodge!  Share in the magic and create new traditions in the spirit of the season at this one of a kind attraction.
Gift giving couldn’t be easier when you build an attraction visit or two into a present!  With over 20 diverse experiences available you can create a personalized package of outings for anyone on your list and save as much as 35% on all.  Tickets are fully transferable.

And don’t forget to explore the gift shops, most are curated based on the interests of visitors, these one-of-a-kind shops can provide you with the perfect gift for the art enthusiast, gardener or any kid on your list that finds science or aquatic life enthralling.

For the kids, start at Science World, their Kaleidoscope Science Store is well stocked with games, activity kits and puzzles that entertain and educate at the same time.  Throw in a visit to this world class, and super popular attraction, and you will be a Christmas hero!  Or give the Vancouver Aquarium a try, the best selection of marine stuffies any where!!  And for the bigger kids in your life, they have an exceptional collection of spectacular indigenous jewelry.  UBC’S hidden gem for the nature curious, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, offers a unique collection of natural history hand puppets, books, giftware and cards.  All these gift shops can be accessed without visiting the attraction, so check them out, then purchase tickets here and save.

For the art and design lovers three gift shops should not be missed, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Polygon Gallery and the Museum of Anthropology, all offer amazing selections of art and design books, prints, and a curated collection of gifts that reflect the content and culture of the galleries with a special emphasis on local at The Polygon.  Be sure to give some thought to an annual pass or a single ticket visit to tie your package together.  Remember, if you buy all three galleries through this website you save 25%!

And finally, but certainly not least, for the gardeners in your life, start at Vancouver’s world class gardens and their outstanding garden gift shops, Vancouver Attractions is thrilled that we have four garden partners!  The best gift shops can be found at UBC Botanical Garden, offering a great selection of books, Knick knacks, garden tools, and seeds, a perfect stocking stuffer, curated from the Garden.  Then head over to VanDusen Garden, home of the seasonal Festival of Lights.  Consider giving the gardener in your life a workshop, lots are offered from special interest to Master Gardener.  And finally, a stop at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, can inspire the small space gardener, or add a special tea service to the gifts under your tree to be enjoyed in the serenity of their own green space.  And one more time… package a visit to all three of these, and save 25%, or add in a visit to Bloedel Conservatory to save 30% on all!

Make holiday shopping an adventure with a visit to any of these great experiences including a stop at   these exceptional gift shops to scratch a few items off your list!